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Famous Deaths In December - 31

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0192  Death of Lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31 on December - 31.  

0335  On December - 31 death of st. Silvester, Pope  

0406  On December - 31 godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle  

0439  Melania the Younger, Roman monastery founder/saint, dies at about 56 on December - 31.  

1164  On this day in history death of margrave Ottokar III of Styria (b. 1124)  

1194  Death of Duke Leopold V of Austria (killed at a tournament) (b. 1157) on December - 31.  

1297  On December - 31 death of humphrey de Bohun, 3rd Earl of Hereford, English soldier (b. 1249)  

1302  Death of Frederick III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1238) on this day in history.  

1382  Daigaku, Zen teacher/46th head of Engakuji, dies in Kamakura Japan on this day in history.  

1384  On December - 31 john Wycliffe, English religious reformer/bible translator, dies  

1424  Death of Thomas Beaufort, 1st Duke of Exeter, English military leader on December - 31.  

1460  On this day in history death of edmund, Earl of Rutland, brother of Kings Edward IV of England and Richard III of England (executed) (b. 1443)  

1510  Death of Bianca Maria Sforza, wife of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1472) on December - 31.  

1535  On December - 31 death of william Skeffington, Lord Deputy of Ireland (b. 1465)  

1568  Death of Shimazu Tadayoshi, Japanese warlord (b. 1493) on December - 31.  

1575  On this day in history death of pierino Belli, Italian soldier and jurist (b. 1502)  

1583  On December - 31 thomas Erastus, Switz, theologist, dies  

1610  On this day in history death of ludolph van Ceulen, German mathematician (b. 1540)  

1616  On this day in history jacques Le Maire, pirate/explorer (Lemaire Strait), dies at 31  

1647  Giovanni Maria Trabaci, composer, dies on this day in history.  

1650  On this day in history death of dorgon, Chinese emperor (b. 1612)  

1652  Frances Cecil, 2nd wife of English earl of Shaftesbury, dies on December - 31.  

1673  Death of Oliver St John, English statesman and judge on this day in history.  

1679  Death of Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Italian physiologist and physicist (b. 1608) on this day in history.  

1691  Death of Dudley North, English economist (b. 1641) on this day in history.  

1719  John Flamsteed, 1st Astronomer Royal, dies at 73 on December - 31.  

1733  On December - 31 hubert K Poot, Dutch poet (Akkerleven), dies at 44  

1742  Death of Karl III Philip, Elector Palatine (b. 1661) on this day in history.  

1775  On December - 31 richard Montgomery, General, dies fighting British  

1799  Death of Jean-François Marmontel, French historian and writer (b. 1723) on this day in history.  

1802  On December - 31 francis Lewis, Welsh/US merchant/signer (Decl of Ind), dies at 89  

1809  Franz Ignaz Beck, composer, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

1818  On December - 31 jean-Pierre Duport, composer, dies at 77  

1848  Oliver Shaw, composer, dies at 69 on December - 31.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 31

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0695  Muhammad bin Qasim, Syrian general (d. 715) was born on December - 31.  

1378  On this day in history birth of callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58)  

1378  Pope Callixtus III (d. 1458) was born on December - 31.  

1491  Jacques Cartier, French explorer (d. 1557) was born on December - 31.  

1514  On December - 31 birth of andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica)  

1540  Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri) was born on this day in history.  

1572  Emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617) was born on this day in history.  

1668  On December - 31 birth of hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist